Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Save the ACA and maybe me

So much is happening and I like many am very concerned with the Republicans plan to get rid of many of the benefits of the Affordable Care Act. I recently retired from full time work and have an ACA plan. In spite of living in a RED state my plan is reasonably affordable. However I am also on the 50+-64 age group that will likely see the cost of a plan go up as much as 75%. This would be unaffordable. I will find myself like many women around my age that have been placed on thyroid meds. Once on them the necessary dosage often increases year by year. You need to return for doctor vists and lab work a couple times a year to renew your prescription. For many women on these meds as well as many other people that will become unaffordable. Most women who cease taking these medications will be unable to work or function and many could die. So here is a link for a petition and I would encourage you to call your Senators and Representatives -which if you are like me you hate doing. Some say the calls are more effective. There is an AP that helps called CALL 5 for android and Apple phones I use it and it is worthwhile. Here is a related petition too: http://petitions.moveon.org/keystoneprogress/sign/i-support-obamacare

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